Suzuki continued its trend of revamping its smaller horsepower outboard line-up, with the recent introduction of its DF40 and DF50 models.

Here’s a quick summary in Suzuki’s words, not mine:

Initial tests have shown that these two new generation outboards use 23% less fuel than the current 40 and 50 models, especially in the cruising range where the engine is used for the majority of the time.

Both of these new outboards are based on Suzuki’s proven inline three-cylinder dual overhead cam (DOHC) 12-value engine with 941 cm3 (57.4 of displacement.

For example, Suzuki engineers report that the new DF40 and DF50 are 6% faster in their top speed and 25% quicker in acceleration than the current Suzuki models.